The Ants of Africa
Bothroponera fugax Forel

Bothroponera fugax Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Tanzania (Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) fugax n. sp., Forel, 1907a: 7, worker; new genus status by Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 76) collected at Arusha-Chini, Lake Djipé, by Katona - no type images on Antweb (June 2014).
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Forel's (1907a) description is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 6.5-7 mm; head, thorax and petiole finely and densely punctate with overlaid coarse fossettes; mandibles striate at the tip; eyes vestigial but with about 45 facets.

In Ghana, 12 workers were found by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b) in leaf litter samples from cocoa at Effiduase and Nankiri, primary forest at Bobiri, and secondary forest at Atewa Forest Reserve (1992).

Oxford University Museum specimens

Bothroponera fugax
B Taylor det.
V Grebennikov

Usambara Mts
5°05' S
38°38' E
Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, 2200 m

{Pachycondyla fugax}The photomontage is of a worker from Tanzania; Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge; collector V. Grebennikov

{Pachycondyla fugax}The photomontage of a worker from Tanzania, is collated from Listed by Robertson (1999) as Pachycondyla nr. sculpturata.

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